Review by JoshB
Of the four ships offerred in the Ranger Mechanics Series, this is the one that might be most familiar to US audiences.
The Bio Dragon was the support ship of Bioman, a peculiar Super Sentai robot. While both Bioman and Daidenjin appeared in the Godaikin toy line, only Bioman's ship, the Bio Dragon, made an appearance in the states. It's probably the most common of the "Big Scale" Godaikin vehicles.
This set of blind-boxed trading figures replicates the classic ships down to the smallest details.
Included in this set are:
- Battle Shark (Battle Fever J)
- Denzi Tiger (Denziman)
- Bio Dragon (Bioman)
- Jaguar Vulcan (Sunvulcan)
The set ships in a case of four - if you get a case you are guaranteed to get all four units, plus photo card backdrops. The shipping case also turns into a counter-top display stand, but I imagine most of these are just being sold as sets as mine was, which I got from HobbyLink Japan.
Bio Dragon was the first one I opened, and the one that impressed me most with its quality and gimmicks. Out of the box you have to add on the little fins, but that's not that big of a deal.
Bio Dragon, like most Super Sentai carriers, had both a Land and Air modes. For Air mode, you need to attach the side wings and fold in the treads.
For Land mode, simply fold out the treads. You need good fingernails or something like them to get these out.
The big gimmick with Bio Dragon is that it unfolds and becomes a sort of aircraft carrier/base in which the two Bio Machines dock. The sides and top fold down just like they do in the show, but you have to add the control tower part separately.
An in-scale Bioman is included, and he looks great perched atop the Bio Dragon!
You can use the set with any of the included photo background cards. No card holder is included.
These sets are so great. You can get yours at HobbyLink Japan!
|Posted 28 March, 2012 - 06:30 by JoshB|